Basic Copy Editing
Our team can take a book from a rough manuscript handwritten or taped and refine it. We organize the content, edit the sentence structure and grammar, note where there are holes in the unity, and return it to you to continue writing. We can go through this process several times until a well-written and complete manuscript is finished. Correcting problems of grammar, style, repetition, word usage, and jargon are covered. Depending on the length of the manuscript, turnaround time is typically between 3 to 14 business days.
Substantive (Line) Editing
We will professionally edit your book refining the writing, organize the flow of content, create a table of contents, proofread for grammar and punctuation while keeping your voice and tone. We will verify your references, copyright page content, author bio, author offerings in the back of the book.
Intensive, substantive editing that looks at the big picture, organization, and strength of the book. The document is evaluated as a whole and problems of structure, organization, coherence, and logical consistency are corrected. Sentences may be removed or added. Paragraphs may be rewritten, condensed, or expanded. Blocks of text may be moved from one section to another. We look at pacing, characters, tense, plots, points of view, and dialogues. Comments and revision suggestions will be made within the writing for the author to consider. Developmental editing considers all the aspects of a manuscript that make the book readable and enjoyable. Because of the extensive nature of this form of editing, it is more time-intensive and costly. However, it is worth the investment if you are serious about succeeding as an author.
For those who have something important to say but don’t have the time to write it themselves, we collaborate with you. Through a series of meetings and interviews, we gather the content and essence of your book and the way you communicate and we write your entire book in your voice style. We work with you through several rounds of editing until we have a final manuscript with your voice and energy.SCHEDULE A CALL WITH KEREN ABOUT YOUR BOOK
Keren has been in the publishing industry for over 25 years. She has ghostwritten, edited, and published hundreds of books including self-help, biographies, young reader, college textbooks, spiritual enlightenment, personal development, romance, poetry, coffee table art books, and mystery novels.
Gifted in intuition and communication, Keren can see the bigger picture, simplify complex ideas, and structure writing for flow and deeper application. She especially loves working on books that change lives and inspire people to reach their full potential.READ MORE ABOUT KEREN